The Brilliant Botanical Bauer Brothers

with Dr. David Berry, curator of the Museum of Botany & the Arts’ Orchid Show display

October 17 2018 · 12:00pm  – 1:00pm

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One of the highlights of this year’s Orchid Show is a rare, early nineteenth-century botanical book illustrated by Austrian artist Francis Bauer.  Francis and his brother Ferdinand are widely considered two of the greatest botanical illustrators of all time.  This talk will explore the extraordinary lives and incredible works of these remarkable men.

David Berry is the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.  He has worked as a consultant with Selby Gardens since 2014.  He is the guest curator of the Orchid Show in the Museum of Botany & the Arts.


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